Sep 23, 2010 10:00pm EDT
that were nearby that are scorched. >>> there's no word on what started a fire that killed a virginia mother and her two children. al llie around son saved three of her kids as their -- anderson saved three of her kids as their home burned yesterday. she went back for her youngest son but could not get him out. the fire was too intense. >>> we are following breaking news tonight out of virginia. for the first time in nearly 100 years a woman has been executed in the commonwealth. it happened less than an hour ago in greensville correctional center in jarrett. fox 5's roby chavez joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: details are just coming into the newsroom from greenville correction center in jarrett. 41-year-old teresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection at 9:13 tonight with her victims' families watching. lewis was convicted for plotting the murders of her husband and stepson just to collect money from insurance back in 2002. lewis pled guilty, but her legal team questioned her competence because of her low iq. now moments ago witnesses stepped outside to talk about her final
Sep 24, 2010 10:00pm EDT
flames destroy part of a virginia neighborhood. now just released 911 calls are giving new insight into what happened. >>> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by an american. >> stephen colbert in character testifying before congress about immigration, but not all the lawmakers were laughing. >>> and take a l te you how dru tried to sneak 21 pounds of pot past customs at dull hess airport. >>> we begin tonight with -- dulles airport. >>> we begin tonight with that devastating fire in virginia. thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. three homes in virginia badly damaged. now we're hearing what it was like for the man inside the house where the fire started. fox 5's bob barnard with this one. >> it was a tense two hours or so in that manassas neighborhood as fire quickly spread from one house to another. you're about to hear a voice from inside the home where the fire started, but first some of the others who couldn't believe what they were seeing. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in sumner lake
Sep 10, 2010 10:00pm EDT
by the virginia tech transportation institute shows nearly 80% of all crashes and 65% of all near crashes involve driver in attention due to distraction. >> i say the most important thing about driving is alertness. it's not so much ability but alertness. >> reporter: the new distracted driving campaign combines public education and awareness with district enforcement. officers are being posted at intersections and along roads and areas like tyson's corner where there is high volume and a high number of crashes, but police will also be keeping watch on less traveled locations. >> if they're swerving or braking inappropriately. if they're not going a green light because they're doing some of these things, we're going to stop and charge them. >> reporter: in addition to the increased enforcement efforts, fairfax police will launch a new study focusing on texting. the goal is to better understand how people view distracted driving so safety and education efforts can be better targeted keeping the roadways safer for everyone. in tyson's corner maureen umeh, fox 5 news. >>> fairfax county police are a
Sep 15, 2010 10:00pm EDT
left with no food and water at a farm that was supposed to rescue them. the west virginia operation was shut down. 53 horses were seized. late today one of those animals died and 20 others were adopted. fox 5's sherri ly has the latest from martinsburg. >> reporter: when berkeley county sheriff's deputies found these horses, they were malnourished, so emaciated many had ribs and bones protruding. >> these horses are standing 24 hours a day in front of the bales of hay and just eating. >> reporter: eight horses were already dead or had to be put down. veterinarian christine bridges is working night and day trying to save the 53 others that survived. you think you can save them? >> we're trying. i'm hopeful. >> reporter: investigators seized l the horses from hidden meadows -- the horses from hidden meadows equine rescue, a martinsburg nonprofit that touted itself as a rescue home. some of these animals are former race horses like this one. two months ago it was brought to the farm. i can't show you the picture because it's evidence, but i've seen it. the horse was perfectly healthy.
Sep 27, 2010 10:00pm EDT
friend is accused of hiding the gun at a nearby playground after the shooting. >>> a virginia community is mourning tonight after the sudden death of a star high school football player. austin trenum was found unresponsive at his home this morning. went to district high school in nokesville. a cause of death was not confirmed but they tell fox 5 the death does not appear to be accidental. >> he of the one person that everybody was friends -- he was the one person that everybody was friends. with he was funny and could pretty much make everybody laugh and feel better in an instant. it's hard. everybody is taking it hard. >> austin's family released a statement saying in part austin was a wonderful son, brother and grandson. he was deeply loved by his family and highly respected by his teammates, friends and classmates. funeral arrangements are being made. >>> president obama said it flat out, d.c. schools are not good enough for his daughters. that's right after his secretary of education complimented schools chancellor michelle rhee on the job she's done. fox 5's roby chavez has more.